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Team Formed to Support Plattsburgh Housing Authority Go Smokefree

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 by Glenn

In January 2017, the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development, announced that public housing will be required to go smoke-free within 18 months. With support from the North Country Healthy Heart Network and other partners, Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) Executive Director, Mark Hamilton, took a pro-active approach to the policy change, which impact’s PHA’s 601 Read the Rest…

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Join Us on Diabetes Alert Day – March 28th

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 by Glenn

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk? The North Country Healthy Heart Network is participating in American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. On March 28, you are encouraged to take a simple and anonymous one-minute test to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. An estimated 86 million American adults have prediabetes, Read the Rest…

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Updating School Wellness Policies to Line Up with USDA Final Rules

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by Glenn

Changes are coming for school wellness across the country. In July of 2016, the USDA passed the final rules for wellness policies. While these new guidelines aren’t as extensive as those previously passed, many districts will still need to update their policies to address target areas including nutrition promotion using evidence-based strategies, guidelines for food Read the Rest…

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Get Out and Live Challenge

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 by Glenn

We’ve had some great conditions for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing this winter and we’re pretty sure winter has more great conditions in store! Years ago, public health officials and outdoor enthusiasts realized that there was a serious lack of information on many of the great local trail systems across our region. They also realized the Read the Rest…

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New Fit Pix Convenience Store

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by Glenn

New Fit Pix Convenience Store participant, Twin Leaf Fort Covington, is exceeding the Fit Pix participation agreement by providing customers with abundant, colorful, fresh produce and convenient grab-n-go snacks and beverages.  They carry dozens of items meeting the Fit Pix criteria including snacks, beverages, fresh, canned and frozen fruits and veggies.

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